Safety is of utmost importance in every industry, and when it comes to operating skid steers, it becomes even more critical. Skid steers are powerful machines used in various sectors such as construction, agriculture, and landscaping however, these versatile machines also come with inherent risks, particularly during mowing and mulching tasks. Without proper safety measures, operators are exposed to potential dangers like flying debris, extreme weather conditions, and accidental ejection.
One key safety feature that significantly contributes to operator protection is the installation of reliable and tough skid steer doors. These doors are designed to keep operators safe within the cab, shielded from external hazards. In this blog, we will explore the significance of equipping skid steers with high-quality doors, which can quite literally save lives, and take a closer look at the range of top-notch doors available in stock.
The Importance of Skid Steer Doors for Operator Safety
Skid steer doors play a crucial role in mitigating various risks and providing a secure working environment for operators. Here are some key reasons why they are essential:
- Protection from Debris and Hazards: When operating skid steers equipped with mowers or mulchers, there is a high chance of debris, rocks, or other objects being thrown outwards. Robust skid steer doors act as a protective barrier, preventing these hazardous materials from entering the operator's cab and causing harm.
- Shielding against Weather Elements: Exposure to adverse weather conditions can lead to operator fatigue and decreased efficiency. Properly fitted doors provide a sheltered environment, shielding operators from rain, wind, and extreme temperatures, ensuring they can focus on their tasks without distractions.
- Rollover Protection: Rollover accidents are a significant cause of injuries and fatalities in the industry. In the unfortunate event of a skid steer rollover, quality doors play a crucial role in keeping the operator securely inside the cab. Rollover protection systems (ROPS) with sturdy doors are an absolute necessity for operator safety.
Skid Steer Solutions: Ensuring Operator Safety
At Skid Steer Solutions, we prioritize the safety of skid steer operators above all else. We understand the critical role that doors play in keeping operators secure during their work, and that's why we offer a range of top-quality skid steer doors designed and built to meet the highest safety standards.
We now have the Bobcat M & R series, Kubota SVL, John Deere G, and New Holland Dual Arm replacement door models in stock and ready to ship out from our warehouse in Cleveland Tennessee in 1-5 business days. Looking for other models? We have replacement doors for Takeuchi, Case, Mustang, Caterpillar, John Deere, Kubota, Bobcat and New Holland Skid Steers. If you have any questions about what the right door is for you, give us a call at 866-966-2538.
The Strength of Polycarbonate Replacement Doors
Polycarbonate is a type of thermoplastic known for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. Unlike traditional glass, polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable, making it highly suitable for rugged and demanding environments, such as those encountered in skid steer operations. The data provided by Shields shows that their SuperCoat™ polycarbonate is up to 250 times more impact-resistant than standard glass, making it an ideal choice for equipment where operator protection is of utmost importance.
Impact Resistance Matters
- The risk of debris flying during skid steer operations is a constant concern. Regular glass doors may shatter upon impact, leaving operators vulnerable to injuries. In contrast, polycarbonate doors have a unique ability to absorb impacts without cracking or breaking, ensuring the operator remains safe within the cab. Shields' SuperCoat™ polycarbonate has been specially engineered to withstand high-velocity impacts, offering reliable protection in the harshest conditions.
Safety and Visibility
- The safety of skid steer operators is closely linked to their visibility during operations. Standard glass doors can get scratched and clouded over time, reducing visibility, and compromising operator safety. Polycarbonate doors, on the other hand, are resistant to scratches and abrasions, maintaining their clarity and providing clear visibility to the operator. Racing Shields' polycarbonate doors are coated with their advanced SuperCoat™ technology, further enhancing visibility and ensuring a distortion-free view.
- In addition to their strength, polycarbonate doors offer the advantage of being significantly lighter than glass doors. The reduced weight helps improve the overall performance of the skid steer, as it places less strain on the hydraulics and components. Moreover, the lighter weight contributes to fuel efficiency, allowing operators to accomplish tasks with less energy consumption.
Shields has established itself as a reputable manufacturer of high-quality polycarbonate doors, catering to various industries, including construction, agriculture, and landscaping. With years of expertise, their commitment to innovation, and the use of advanced materials, Shields has revolutionized the way skid steer doors are designed and manufactured.
Operating skid steers, especially with mowers and mulchers, demands a high level of caution and safety consciousness. Good doors on skid steers play a pivotal role in safeguarding operators, preventing accidents, and potentially saving lives. At Skid Steer Solutions, we are committed to providing top-of-the-line skid steer doors to ensure the well-being of operators in various industries.
Don't compromise on safety; equip your skid steer with these high-quality doors. To explore our complete range of models and place your order, browse the various brands here and find the most suitable for your needs. Invest in safety today and experience the peace of mind that comes with operating your skid steer with enhanced protection from Shields doors. Stay safe and keep your operations running smoothly!